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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Newsletter January and February 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January — February 2008

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

 

 

In January 2008 Graduate Fine Arts inaugurated the HOLE-IN-THE-WALL GALLERY located in the El Segundo Campus and directed by graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON. The first exhibition features the work of Otis senior FLORA KAO, titled "Lines of Desire." The exhibition ran from January 14 to February 29, 2008.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT had a three-person exhibition "je préférerais ne pas…" curated by Michèle Lachowsky & Joël Benzakin at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels, Belgium from 17 January – 23 February 2008. http://www.xavierhuflens.com   KNIGHT also has a solo exhibition called COLD CUTS curated by Michèle Lachowsky & Joël Benzakin at Espai d' art contemporani de Castello, in Spain from January 25 to April 27, 2008.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums JACOB MELCHI'03 and JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 were included in LA- A Select Survey of Art from Los Angeles, curated by Cathy Stone and David E. Stone at The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento from January 10 through February 24, 2008.http://www.ccasac.org

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 gave a lecture on game controller hacking and did video mixing at the MG fest in Chicago from January 15-January 21, 2008.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 had a one-person show called "Die, My Dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!" at Sea and Space Explorations in Los Angeles from January 12 -Febuary 2, 2008. http://www.seaandspace.org

Alum KATHRIN BURMESTER '07 was included in the group show People at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York from January 17 to February 23, 2008.

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS was in SOME PAINTINGS: THE 2007 LA WEEKLY ANNUAL BIENNIAL curated by Doug Harvey at Track 16 Gallery from January 12, 2008 - February 16, 2008. Two articles including CAROOMPAS'S work in "Some Paintings" have appeared in LA Weekly, January 11-17th, and January 18-24th editions.  CAROOMPAS also appeared in the January Issue of Artillery Magazine's "Roll Call." 

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS participated in the group show "Apocalypse Yesterday" curated by David Pagel from January 22 - February 22, 2008 at Claremont Graduate School Art Gallery.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was in "The Future of Nations: Patriot Acts" curated by Linda Pollack from January 24 to March 28, 2008 at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. A detail of her most recent painting, "Devil's Rejects", was featured in the LA Times Calendar (The Guide)on January 24th, 2008.http://www.latimes.com/.../la-gd-art24jan24,1,4107244.story?

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 has a solo exhibition titled Half an Inch of Water and I Think I’m Gonna Drown at Steven Wolf Gallery in San Francisco from February 7 - March 15, 2008.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE '05 wrote, voiced, and produced 'Ghost Train', which aired on Tuesday, January 29th 2008 on The Amy Radio Show, broadcast from Vienna, Austria in conjunction with Image and the City on 94.0 FM and also available on the web.  With alum TERRA KURODA '06 he wrote, performed and produced the show entitled "The Future is Over" which is found on his website at Robfaucette.com. and http://o94.at/live/

Alum VALERIE TYMOCZKO '04 installed two temporary public sculptures called "Proposition to Fly" at Santa Monica Airport Park. The exhibition will be up for 6 months.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 has a one-person show called elsewhere / ailleurs at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff in Paris, France from February 8 to March 29, 2008. www.ewgalerie.com.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 is showing his work at Paulina Miller Gallery in Arizona from February 1st to March 21st 2008.

Grad CHIP MCDANIEL is in the group exhibition "Monotypes: Art Under Pressure" at USC Hillel Art Gallery from February 10 to March 7, 2008.

Alum ED GOMEZ is showing his work in AMERICANista from March 1 - 30, 2008 at LA Artcore Brewery Annex.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON will show her video work in "Digital Media" taking place in Valencia, Spain  between April 17  and May 18 2008. http://www.lasalanaranja.com/digitalmedia/

Grads MELISSA HERRINGTON, ALEX KROLL AND BARRY OSBOURN had their MFA solo shows in the Bolsky Gallery in January and February.

The STATION Collective (comprised of Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE '07, LORENZO HURTADO-SEGOVIA '07, ADAM MARS '07, TUCKER NEEL '07, and JOHN WESTON '07) will have an exhibition at EL NOPAL PRESS (109 W 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013) from March 13th through April 13th 2008. Opening Reception Thursday March 13th, 5-9pm. In conjunction with the exhibit, Station is also publishing a portfolio comprised of one work by each of the five artists, in an edition of 25.